Visual Designer at Smule
San Francisco, CA, US

Smule is on a mission to bring the world together through music. Music is much more than listening… it's about creating, sharing, discovering, participating, and connecting with people.   With 50 million monthly active users creating over 20 million songs every day, Smule is connecting people all over the world through the joy of making music and transforming the music landscape from one of passive listening to collaborative creative expression and active engagement.  

You will join a team of passionate designers to build experiences that impact the lives of millions of people. As a Visual Designer, you will be involved in all aspects of the product development process from brainstorming to defining asset pipelines to tweaking pixels & behaviors. You will be expected to utilize a wide range of visual design skills from good ol' sketching to vector & effects animation to UI interaction and work in cross-functional, collaborative project teams.

Come join us and help to bring people together from all over the world through the power of music. This position is full-time and based in San Francisco.  

About You

You are passionate about creating killer visuals. You are a great communicator, humble, and have a strong desire to continue learning. You are solutions oriented and always looking for a challenge. Above all, you want to be part of a team looking to change the world through music. 

Responsibilities

  • Create original visual content and experiences across multiple mediums.
  • Design experiences that improve product usability in simple and elegant ways.
  • Explore and refine art production pipelines for new features.
  • Partner with designers, product managers and engineering to develop and evolve concepts into tangible solutions.
  • Give and solicit feedback from other designers and work collaboratively to elevate product quality and visual design standards.
  • Inspire & embrace challenges and new ways of thinking.
  • Ensure consistency across consumer touch points while executing against the visual design strategy.
  • Provide art direction, design and creative support across all product squads.
  • Participate in strategic and conceptual brainstorms
  • Participate in developing visual design guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years experience is required
  • Expert level experience in Sketch, Adobe CC and other relative design software
  • Understanding of user centered design principles for Desktop, iOS and Android
  • Ability to rapid prototype
  • Experience in designing for mobile and multi-touch devices
  • Experience in building and shipping applications or software
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills, articulating design decisions and storytelling
  • Understand how to execute under the constraints of scope and timelines
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have a portfolio featuring examples of visual design work

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is highly collaborative and ego-free
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and is not afraid to roll up their sleeves
  • Is experienced with end-to-end product design
  • Sees challenges as opportunities to build and grow
  • Has a healthy disregard for the impossible
  • Gives and receives feedback with candor and grace
  • Is proactive in identifying and solving problems
  • Is deeply empathetic and passionate about the Smule community